Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Academy Luncheon is Time for Reflection in High Stakes Year

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Feb 9
The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.

Woman Gets Jail for Group Attack on Gay Philadelphia Couple

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 9
A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

HIVMA Recommends Doctors, Patients Discuss Need for Common Tests

HEALTH/FITNESS | By EDGE | Feb 9
On February 8, the HIV Medicine Association released recommendations on commonly ordered, but not always necessary tests and procedures, to help patients and medical providers.

Barbara L. Bungy Named CEO of Philly FIGHT Community Health Centers

NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 9
Philadelphia FIGHT has announced the hiring of Barbara L. Bungy, MPH, MBA as the new Chief Operating Officer for FIGHT's Community Health Centers.

Chic Sketch: Fashion's Most Forward App

STYLE | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 9
A new app turns your digital photo into a professional fashion rendering.

Kathryn Knott Sentenced in Philly Gay Bashing Case

NEWS | Feb 8
Kathryn Knott, 25, was sentenced to five to ten months in jail for her role in a 2014 beating of a gay couple in Philadelphia's Center City on Monday afternoon.

In Archie Comic Reboot, Jughead Comes Out As Asexual

The beloved and always hungry Archie Comics character Jughead Jones has some big news: he's asexual.

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 8
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), co-chair of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, speaks out on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

LGBT Artistic Activism: ACT UP and Dyke Action Machine! in Conversation

NEWS | By EDGE | Feb 8
On February 11, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation will bring together leaders of two key organizations -- ACT UP and Dyke Action Machine! -- to talk about how their artistic practice affects LGBT policy.

Porn Actress Drops $500K Assault Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

NEWS | Feb 8
A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated.


News

To Relieve Stress, Ted Cruz Sings Show Tunes

POLITICS | Feb 8
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz apparently really loves Broadway. So much so that his wife, Heidi Cruz, said last week that her husband calls her up to sing show tunes as a way to cope with stress.


Entertainment

Look Who's Talking! It's TED

CULTURE | Feb 9
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and the annual Vancouver conference begins next week.


Business

Reborn Maine Milling City Offers Lessons Amid Refugee Crisis

FINANCE | By David Sharp | Feb 9
The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.


Technology

North Korea's New Satellite Flew Over Super Bowl Site

SCIENCE | By James Anderson | Feb 9
By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.


Finance

Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

SAVING | By Ken Sweet | Jan 31
The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now's the time to make sure that $95 annual fee is really worth it.


Cars

Honda's Latest Air Bag Recall to Total 5.7 Million Cars

AUTO NEWS | Feb 9
Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.


Travel

Telluride Gay Ski Week: February 20-27

Feb 9
In its inaugural year as a locally-produced event, the new organizers of Telluride Gay Ski Week are taking it up a notch. This year's event is action packed with special guests including Olympian Gus Ken and Sandra Bernhard.


Nightlife

Mardi Gras Season Rolls into Last Big Weekend in New Orleans

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Bill Fuller | Feb 7
The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.